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Man Mo Temple

124-126 Hollywood Road | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
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The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys. The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908. Even nowadays, the Directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and community celebrities still congregate in the Temple every year at the Autumn Sacrificial Rites to pay homage to Man Cheong and Mo Tai as well as to invoke prosperity of Hong Kong. The Temple has imperative historical and social values to the territory, representing the traditional social organization and religious practices of the Chinese community in old Hong Kong. Man Mo Temple is a two-hall-three-bay structure fronted by two granite drum platforms. A pair of screen doors is placed in the front hall. Following the traditional Chinese architectural layout, the rear hall housing the altars of the deities is a few steps higher than the front hall. Between the two halls is a covered courtyard flanked by two side chambers with humpbacked roofs. The courtyard is covered with a double-eaved hip-and-gable roof supported by four granite columns at the corners of the courtyard. Lit Shing Kung, which is attached to the left of Man Mo Temple, was originally a three-hall-two-courtyard structure. The two courtyards were later covered by steel roofs. Kung Sor is a simple one-hall structure. The historic granite doorframe on which the year of construction of Kung Sor can be found is still well preserved. The magnificent Man Mo Temple Compound is a fine example of traditional Chinese vernacular architecture. It is exquisitely decorated with ceramic figurines, granite carvings, wood carvings, plaster mouldings and murals, reflecting superb traditional craftsmanship.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You wont imagine such a place right in the central of this vibrant city. So peaceful and so divine inside you will fall in love for this place at your 1st visit. Look for the incense sticks they are amazing and do spend some time...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to get an idea of the history years ago. We were only there for a short while, as the smell from all the burning incense became a bit too much. Free entry, no dress code, but be quiet and respectful as...More

Thank Emily U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the temple in July 2017. It was very enlightening to see the locals in the temple and how special it is to them. You can pledge a donation and get the incense sticks and light these. We tried to be respectful for...More

1  Thank Gatch1983
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Man Mo Temple is undoubtedly worth a visit when in Hong Kong. A short walk from the Metro, it is a wonderfully calm and beautiful place of worship. There is a definite sense of reverence within the people who visit, many of whom actually use...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited in Hong Kong as a famous place. The atmosphere of the building that I can not feel in Japan is really exciting. Because it is famous, it is really crowded with tourists. 香港でも有名な場所ということで訪問。にほんでは感じることの出来ない建物の雰囲気は実に刺激的でした。有名なので本当に観光客で賑わってます。

1  Thank masa993
Reviewed 6 days ago

We hadn't visited this historic old temple before & are very pleased we stopped this time. There are many overhead incense spirals to admire. The temple was built in 1847 as a tribute to the Gods of Literature & War.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hong Kong is not famous for its temples. But if you find yourself in this area, it's a short visit what worths. Not busy during the daytime.

1  Thank IamGigi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not so many old buildings left in Hong Kong that resemble older days before becoming a major international city. However, there is a smaller number of ancient temples that are still part of the original Chinese culture. Climbing here is like treading another...More

1  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was wonderful to visit the Man Mo Temple Really enjoyed the antique shopping in the lane across the road

Thank glenn c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an easy walk from Central underground if the escalators are running upwards (which was not the case when I was there). Before you know it, you are in front of the temple which consist of two parts, of which the left part is...More

1  Thank jz62
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We were pushed for time and jumped in a taxi